Jetstar Asia has been given flying rights approval by the Air Traffic Rights Committee today to commence services to Penang* and Langkawi* in Malaysia.
The new routes will represent Jetstar Asia’s 17th and 18th destinations.
Jetstar Asia will commence flights later this year, with schedule and fares to be announced in due course.
Jetstar Asia Chief Executive Officer Ms Chong Phit Lian said she was excited about the prospect of further expansion of Jetstar Asia into Malaysia.
“With flights already to Kuala Lumpur, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu, these new destinations will further expand the important role Malaysia plays in the Jetstar network.
“We are excited to be able to now pursue flying to two of Malaysia’s best holiday destinations,” she said.
*Flights subject to regulatory approval.
The Jetstar Group is one of Asia Pacific’s fastest growing airline brands with one of the most extensive ranges of destinations in the region. It is made up of Jetstar Airways (subsidiary of the Qantas Group) in Australia and New Zealand, Jetstar Asia in Singapore, Jetstar Pacific in Vietnam, and Jetstar Japan in Japan. Jetstar branded carriers operate up to 4,200 flights a week to more than 75 destinations. The Jetstar Group carried more than 34 million passengers in financial year 2016.